Category Archives: The law as it stands

Unruly law of creatures of statute, section 81 of the Constitution, and the rule of law

Unruly law? When law made by the legislature is transformed into something substantively different by creatures of statute, in the exercise of their administrative powers, then that is unruly law. Unruly law is treated as law proper, is implemented as … Continue reading

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Drafting breakable law

The art of drafting the impossible Section 8 of the National Health Amendment Act 12 of 2013 requires that the words “Office of Health Standards Compliance” be inserted after the words “Nelson Mandela Museum, Umtata” in Part A of Schedule … Continue reading

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Disappearing Acts, and the rule of law

Unpublished amending Acts and amended Acts In general, publishers of legislation list amending Acts amongst their lists of Acts, but don’t publish their texts, or their Gazette publication details. Nor do they publish amended versions of Acts amended by amending … Continue reading

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On finding jewels in rarified atmospheres…

Its strange how it is only when one looks back that we realise a  journey we have taken has taken us into rarified atmospheres which very few others have experienced and can relate to. Such a journey I have taken, … Continue reading

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What Nalei Pandor does when she becomes Acting President..

by Rita Felgate (Adv.) I see she dives into the role and takes the opportunity to bring various sections of the National Energy Act 34 of 2008 into force… Doesn’t she know “we’ve been having it” anyway? What does that … Continue reading

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